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China’s BRI in Different Regions of the World
Cooperation, Contradictions and Concerns

Edited By

Sanjeev Kumar



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ISBN 9781032508320
June 29, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
388 Pages

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Book Description

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is completing a decade. There have been varied responses to the Initiative from countries and regions besides the emergence of alternative initiatives and narratives. This sets the stage for evaluating the robustness of the Initiative, its implementation as well as its implications from the perspective of individual countries and regions across the globe.

This book begins by examining China’s domestic, economic, maritime and strategic interests as drivers for the Initiative. BRI has been analysed in country-specific, regional and continental contexts. It brings out the experiences and responses from South Asia, Eurasia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Arab world, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as from Europe and Africa. Further, BRI has been studied in the larger context of the US-China competition. The final section explores BRI in the context of the twin challenges of recent times, i.e., the pandemic and Russia-Ukraine conflict. The book concludes with an epilogue which outlines the broad trends related to BRI that have emerged from this study of ICWA.

Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Contributors

Introduction

part i

BRI: Thematic Perspectives

1. China’s BRI since 2013: Domestic Drivers, Conceptual Discourse and Policy Pronouncements

Sanjeev Kumar

2. Beijing’s Ambitious 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Pragya Pandey

3. Economic Implications of BRI

Rahul Nath Choudhury

4. The United States and China: The Strategic Competition and Response

Stuti Banerjee and Ankita Dutta

part ii

BRI in South Asia

5. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Pursuing Agenda amid Conflict Situation

Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee

6. China and Bangladesh under the Rubric of BRI

Teshu Singh

7. BRI in Sri Lanka and Maldives: Economic, Political and Security Dynamics

Samatha Mallempati

8. China’s BRI in Nepal: Complexities and Concerns

Naresh Kumar B. K.

9. China, Afghanistan and BRI

Anwesha Ghosh

part iii

BRI in China’s Neighbouring Regions: Eurasia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia

10. China’s BRI and its Neo-mercantilist Approach in Central Asia

Punit Gaur

11. Russia-China Cooperation and the BRI

Himani Pant

12. Japan’s Approach to BRI: Between Cooperation and Competition

Jojin V. John

13. BRI: Responses from South Korea

Jojin V. John

14. China-Mongolia Relations and the Economic Corridor

Sudeep Kumar

15. Economic Statecraft through BRI in Southeast Asia

Temjenmeren Ao

BRI in Arab World

16. BRI and the WANA Region: An Assessment

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

17. BRI: An Era of New Arab-China Engagement

Arshad

part v

BRI in Continental Context: Europe, Africa and Latin America

18. BRI: Narratives and Counter-Narratives from Europe

Ankita Dutta

19. BRI in Africa: From Enthusiasm to Dilemma

Sankalp Gurjar

20. BRI in Latin America and Caribbean: Expectations and Challenges

Stuti Banerjee

part vi

BRI and Two Challenges of Recent Times

21. BRI: Challenges of Pandemic and Conflict

Athar Zafar

22. Epilogue: Regions and Reflections

Sanjeev Kumar

Index

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